Over the years obesity has caused more of an issue than it ever has before. The obesity rate continues to increase, resulting in more health related problems across the world. Back in 2005 1.6 million people above the age of 15 were obese. It is an international problem, but more so in different parts of the world. There are several different reasons why so many people have become obese. One of them is because unhealthy foods are the most available to them. Another one is said to be passed down by heredity, and the last is not being active. There are many other factors that contribute to obesity but these are three main reasons.
Downside to Being Obese
Being obese can lead to the following medical conditions:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Gallbladder and Gallstones
- Breathing problems (apnea, asthma)